Swap it out, gardeners!
Do you have an excess of eggplants and a shortage of tomatoes? A plethora of peaches but a craving for apricots? Fill your reusable bag with your extra (but edible) home-grown fruits and veggies and swap them with another grower.
The swap meets are a free, weekly, community-building event sponsored by the Chico Food Network. Don’t have a garden? No problem—wild blackberries, the fruit from neglected plum trees and the like are welcome as well, but please avoid picking from plants growing close to major roads.
Find the meets each Wednesday evening from June 4 through Oct. 8 at a variety of rotating Chico locations. For a schedule of dates, times and places, visit www.chicofoodnetwork.org.